La Cañada Observatory, is an initiative by Juan Lacruz, the observatory started astrometric operations in the summer of 2002, it is registered as station J87 in the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

The Observatory also participates in the studies on minor bodies promoted by the Group on Meteorites, Minor Bodies, and Planetary Sciences of the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Discovery #100

La Cañada Observatory celebrates the discovery of the asteroid number 100, asteroids 2008 RC80 and 2008 RD80 make 101 designations credited to the observatory.


  1. Four new designations in just 24 hours are very good news, especially when one of them is your discovery #100. Way to go, Juan!

    BTW, the link news in your homepage is not working properly, there is some conflict with the doctype declaration.


  2. I wish to congratulate you on your numerous discoveries.